Face shape vs Frame shape

Best frames for faces Ootrey

We are often asked the question: "How do I know the frame will suit me?" We decided to look at some of the guidelines to making the right choice when it comes to adding an accessory to your face. 


First things first...there are four basic face shapes most fit into. These are square, heart, round and oval. Lets see what type of frame shapes compliment each of these.


Square - main features are wide forehead with a defined jawline. Think Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt. Typically frames that have softer angles and neutral colours would suit this group. Round and oval shapes should be the first place to look.

Heart - characteristics are a wide forehead, high cheekbones and a well defined pointed chin. Think Ryan Gosling, Kourtney Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon. Try going for wider designs and frames that are bottom-heavy to balance out a sharper chin. Rectangular shapes and even cat-eyes could do the trick.

Round - these face shapes have no harsh angles and are characterised by full cheeks and a rounded jawline. Popular celebs are Selena Gomez, Chrissy Teigen and Jennifer Lawrence. Look for angular, striking shapes and thinner frames to add length to the face. 

Oval - the lucky ones. Typically a light curved jawline and high cheekbones are key features. Jessica Alba, Adam Levine and Beyonce are examples of these face shapes. Any shape will add a contrast to the facial features. Try going for shapes that are equal or larger than the widest part of the face.

Now for some "ootrey" advice...something a little left-field. We believe that glasses should be an extension of our personalities, not a just a medical device that allows us better sight. So if you are an exuberant, flamboyant type...go for something that reflects exactly that. Are you an introverted, conservative type...go for something that you feel represents that. At the end of the day it is something you wear every day and it has to be something that you love and gives you confidence.



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